Half Moon Bay Travel Guide

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Half Moon Bay Farmers Market

Half Moon Bay Farmer's Markets are home to dozens of local vendors selling products such as organic produce, specialty soaps, flowers, sea food, and jewelry. Depending on the season, several Farmer's Market are held at different Half Moon Bay locations. For more information, please scroll down the page.

Coastside Farmer's Market (map)

225 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019     (650) 726-4895

Open every Saturday, May through November from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Harbor Village Farmers Market

270 Capistrano Road, in Princeton Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA        (650) 726-2284

Rain or shine, the market, presented in conjunction with The Shops at Harbor Village, Oceano Hotel, and Harbor Village Merchants Association, will be open every Sunday, year-round, excluding designated holidays.

An exciting variety of vegetables, fruits, fish, meats, cheeses, breads, herbs, flowers, arts and crafts, and many other delightful edibles will be sold by local families, farmers, fisheries, artisans, distributors, and other approved vendors from California.

Music, entertainment, activities and family fun for all ages will provide a unique indoor atrium shopping experience. With plenty of free parking, customers will also be able to enjoy shopping at other select businesses located in the mall, the ocean views, and walking distance to the beach and pier.
  
  
  
  

What’s on Tap

Events

Half Moon Bay Fall Festivals & Events:

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 8, 2017 11am – 4pm.

Natural Bridges SB in Santa Cruz welcomes the monarchs back.

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off—Oct. 9, 2017

The gathering of titanic pumpkins try to capture the coveted title and share of $30,000 in prize money.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin FestivalOct. 14 & 15, 2017

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with rustic pumpkin patches, harvest-inspired arts and crafts, entertainment, contests, and activities. Admission is free. 

Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast  – Sept. and Oct. 2017

Half Moon Bay, CA – The coast transforms into a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…

MORE Half Moon Bay Halloween Celebrations  – October

Half Moon Bay heralds in All Hallows Eve with Halloween inspired festivals and events….

 

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.
  
  

Attractions

Top Fall Attractions:

Pumpkin Patches Along the California Coast  – October

The coast transforms to a spooky, magical land of orange gourds. Create some great family memories by visiting a local pumpkin farm…

Fall is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino – Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.
  
  

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:
  

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging – especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.